Super-High-Intensity Workouts to Get Fit in 5 Minutes or Less

It’s hard to believe you can actually get a solid workout in within the span of five minutes. But 60-second high-intensity workouts were shown to be just as effective at improving health and fitness as 45 minutes of moderate exercise in a study published in the journal PLOS One. (Full disclosure: That doesn’t mean you can just sweat for one minute; the study involved 10 total minutes of working out with 60 cumulative seconds of strenuous exercise).

But if you’re short on time, you can definitely pack at least 60 seconds of high-intensity interval work into five minutes. You can’t phone it in, though; if you’re only going to work out for five minutes, every minute should leave you breathless and feeling like you’ve pushed your body to the limit. That’s the whole premise of high-intensity workouts, after all.

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Help for your hands | Health Beat

Hand-washing without moisturizing can cause dryness and cracking. (For Spectrum Health Beat)

Human hands have been on the front lines of this coronavirus battle from Day 1.

Long before masks became the mantra, health officials pinpointed hand-washing as the leading course of action to stem the spread of the virus.

It’s little wonder that many of those hands are now beginning to show a toll in this battle.

Prolonged and repeated exposure to water, soap, sanitizer and cleaning agents have caused serious skin problems. Dry, chapped, red and cracking skin are becoming common complaints.

Jackie Eastman, MD, a physician at Spectrum Health Allergy and Immunology, said frequent hand-washing can cause skin dryness and contact dermatitis, which arises in two forms: irritant and allergic.

Irritant dermatitis emerges from a non-immune response in the body, with the skin growing irritated, red and rashy as a result of simple exposure to

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